Samsung Q80B vs. Samsung Q80A QLED TV Review, which is better?


Samsung Q80B is the new Samsung QLED TV 2022, which has made upgrades on the base of the last year's Samsung Q80A , let's see what the difference between the two TVs and which one is more worth buying.

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Appearance Design

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The two TVs are almost indistinguishable in terms of design, both with a flat design and a minimalist look suitable for all kinds of home environments, and the Direct Full Array backlight makes the sides of the TV look not too thick. The wider base allows the TV to be placed firmly on a flat surface.

Picture and Sound

Both TVs are Samsung's 4K QLED TVs with Quantum Processor with 4K Upscaling making the picture clear and details visible. Samsung Q80B supports HDR 10+ and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), while the Q80A only supports HDR 10+.

The biggest advantage of Samsung's QLED technology is its ability to display 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut in any environment.(QD-OLED vs. LCD vs. OLED vs QLED)

Samsung's Object Tracking Sound tracks the movement of objects based on motion to output 3D sound, and the speakers on the back of the TV provide Dolby Atmos sound.


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The Samsung Q80B also features upgraded interfaces. The Samsung Q80A offers four HMDI 2.0 ports, while the Q80B offers four HMDI 2.1 ports, which is important for gamers. (The importance of HDMI 2.1 for TVs)

4K 120Hz makes both games and movies smoother and clearer with less lag.


There are a few variations between the Samsung Q80B QLED and the Samsung Q80A QLED, but overall they are fairly similar. The Q80B performs better in dimly lit spaces due to less blooming around bright objects, but its local dimming capability is still subpar. The Q80A becomes brighter in HDR to give a more striking HDR experience. However, the Q80B has superior local dimming in game mode compared to the Q80A. Additionally, the Q80B includes four HDMI ports instead of just one, and all four of them support HDMI 2.1, allowing you to connect multiple HDMI 2.1 devices.

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Model NameSamsung Q80BSamsung Q80A
Display TypeLEDLED
Resolution4K (2160p)4K (2160p)
High Dynamic Range FormatHDR 10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)HDR 10+
Backlight TypeFull Array Local DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Refresh Rate120Hz120Hz
Smart PlatformTizenTizen
Featured Streaming ServicesDisney+, ESPN+, Google Play Movies & TV, Netflix, Prime Video, Redbox, SHOWTIME, Sling TV, YouTube TVApple TV+, Google Play Movies & TV, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, SHOWTIME, Sling TV, YouTube
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI 2.140
HDMI 2.004
Bluetooth Version5.24.2
Network CompatibilityBuilt-in Wi-Fi, EthernetBuilt-in Wi-Fi
Works WithAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Voice Assistant Built-inAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Bixby
Picture Quality Enhancement TechnologyQuantum HDR 12XQuantum HDR 12X


If you're in the market for a 50- or 85-inch TV (or if you're a Samsung brand enthusiast), the Q80B is worthy of consideration. It's the best Samsung TV you can buy before crossing into the brand's higher-end Neo QLED lineup. Still, most folks will be better off paying less on the better-performing 6-Series.